Leganto - Create Lists for Course Readings & Resources

A guide for instructors.

About Citations

Items are added to a list in the form of "citations". These citations become descriptions and links for the resources you add.

There are several methods you can use to add citations to your list. The most complete and reliable citations come from Omni, and there's a slide presentation (below) that outlines three processes that work with Omni. You can also create your own citation, or grab information and a link from a website using "Cite It!".

Choose the one that works best for what you're doing at the moment.

Use Omni to Add Citations

Browse through the slides in this presentation to see three quick options for adding items to your Leganto list using the power of  Omni.

Add Citations - Beyond Omni

Browse through the slides in this presentation to see more options for adding items to Leganto lists, beyond those covered in the "Use Omni to Add Citations" presentation.

Adding a Book Chapter

screenshot of editing a book to make it a book chapterOmni finds many (but not all) book chapters directly. If you find the chapter using an Omni search, it can simply be added as-is.

To assign a book chapter as a reading when you can't find the chapter in Omni, start by adding the book, and then edit it to change it to a chapter within the book.

  • Because the book has already been added, Leganto maintains the book information for the citation, and offers options for entering the chapter details.
  • Once saved, the item displays as a Book Chapter instead of a Book.
Here's how to edit a Book to change it to a Book Chapter:
  • Click "Edit" from the "..." beside the citation.
  • Beside "Type", select "Book Chapter" from the drop-down list.
  • Under "Chapter Number", enter the chapter number.
  • Enter the starting and ending pages under those headings (optional, but helpful to your students).
  • Click "Save".

You'll see that the citation has changed to reflect the chapter within the book.


  • Leganto is not currently capable of linking directly to a chapter within a book, so the links provided bring students to the ebook, where they can browse for the correct chapter.
    • Adding as much information as possible about chapter and page numbers helps students navigate and gives them confidence in doing so, for when they're doing their own research. It also [provides them with the details required to cite it in their work.
    • It is sometimes possible for you to create a direct link to the chapter and add it in the "Source" of the item, but you must ensure the link will work for students. It's best to try the link in a different browser when you're off-campus, to ensure it works.